Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Nicaragua

The Evangelical Methodist Church in Nicaragua (IGLEMEN) was born in 1994, but did not begin to blossom until 2000 when the church began emphasizing evangelism and Pentecostal renewal. With assistance from Global Ministries and the British Methodist Church, Nicaraguan pastors are being trained in Wesleyan Theology to ensure that each of the existing congregations has a Methodist-trained pastor. Global Ministries also supports IGLEMEN’s participation in with the Churches of Christ in Nicaragua (Iglesias de Cristo de Nicaragua) to promote church growth and development in impoverished communities.



View Global Ministries: Nicaragua in a larger map

Global Ministries also supports the church’s ministry to women, children and impoverished communities through support of community health and development, a woman’s clinic, and the building wells, latrines and greenhouses to provide clean water and improve sanitation in the region.

Between 10 and 14 Volunteer-in-Mission teams visit the country annually to work with local congregations throughout the country. The mission partiIGLEMEN receives between 10 and 14 groups of volunteers in mission from the UMC, who collaborate in various activities to help congregations across the country.
 

Related News

In Nicaragua, local health promoters are empowered to address community health, food security, and disaster prevention and mitigation.
Nicaragua: Improving Quality of Life
In Nicaragua, local health promoters are empowered to address community health, food security, and disaster prevention and mitigation.
Celebrating the work and service of Teresa Jesus Bobadilla Castrillo, executive director for Acción Medica Cristiana in Nicaragua.
Why I Serve
Celebrating the work and service of Teresa Jesus Bobadilla Castrillo, executive director for Acción Medica Cristiana in Nicaragua.
Youth in Nicaragua learn how to avoid HIV and AIDS and share their knowledge with others their age.
Helping Youth Avoid HIV/AIDS in Nicaragua
Youth in Nicaragua learn how to avoid HIV and AIDS and share their knowledge with others their age.
A local doctor attends to the primary care needs of indigenous communities in Nicaragua.
Leader Provides Medical Care
A local doctor attends to the primary care needs of indigenous communities in Nicaragua.
Missionary Dr. Belinda Forbes shares stories of how from Acción Médica Cristiana is impacting local communities along the Prinzapolka River.
Holistic Dental Health in Nicaragua
Missionary Dr. Belinda Forbes shares stories of how from Acción Médica Cristiana is impacting local communities along the Prinzapolka River.

Missionaries in Nicaragua

Antunes, Ester
Ester Stephany da Costa Antunes is a Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of ...
Forbes, Belinda
#12109Z - Serving with Accion Medica Cristiana (AMC or Christian Medical Action), a Nicaraguan Christian ecumenical organization.
Saucedo, Alina
#15168Z - Alina Saucedo is serving as the mission finance auditor for Central America and parts of South America and the Caribbean. She is based in Co ...